So it’s been a long time between drinks but last night we decided to leave the warm sunshine and venture across town to a basement on Oxford Road. A last minute decision seen us taking in Comic’s Anonymous at its new home at the recently refurbished Joshua Brooks, taking camp in their basement. A tight little venue usually used for music creating a cosy atmosphere and good stage setting for comedians to peddle their wares and crack wise. Continue reading “Comic’s Anonymous @ Joshua Brooks”
Comedy. Football. Podcast. These are all things we like. And with that admittedly rather basic assessment, our Monday night is sorted.
But does the Comedian’s Football Podcast have a foot like a traction engine, or does it have football pie all over its shirt? Continue reading “The Comedian’s Football Podcast: Live”
Salford University has produced some incredible performers over the years (Need I mention Peter Kay, Jason Manford and Ben Kingsley?).
Recently they showcased the talent of the Comedy module for their Performance courses at The Frog and Bucket. The night was a combination of first time performers and experienced acts, most of whom are in their final year of Salford University’s Comedy Writing and Performance Course .
Wandering through Manchester city centre, you can’t fail to notice that homelessness is something of an issue. You might even have thought that it’s time someone did something about it.
Well, on Thursday, December 14th, someone is. Continue reading “Preview: The Homeless Support Stand Up Project”
I can’t read a map, so we’re running late. This means that, after a mad dash across Sale, we don’t get to enjoy much of The Old Plough before we hurry through the bar for our first visit to Laughing Gnome Comedy.
Two chairs are kindly rustled up for us to take our seats at the back as we prepare to watch the same comedian perform twice. Continue reading “Laughing Gnome Comedy @ The Old Plough, Sale”
Inglorious Laughters was hosted by Eji Osigwe, a friendly start to this intimate gig at Gullivers. His relaxed chats with the audience provided a sense of normality and familiarity after some of the more whimsical acts and kept the whole night in balance. Continue reading “Inglorious Laughters @ Gullivers”
This is one of our favourite nights in the comedy calendar. The final seems to have come around quickly this year.
It’ll be Christmas before you know it, but right now there’s a champ to be crowned. Whose night will it be? Continue reading “Beat The Frog World Series Final 2017 @ The Frog & Bucket”
The days are getting shorter, but comedy rests for no fan.
Tonight, it’s another foray into the Women in Comedy Festival for Strife In A Northern Town, a two-woman show that pitches itself as “a hilarious, fast-paced tale of sex, death, corruption, friendship, family and Latvian cigarettes”. Continue reading “Strife In A Northern Town @ Women in Comedy Festival 2017”
Having attending the excellent festival launch night at the Frog and Bucket the previous night and perused the shows on offer, this was one I was very excited about.
Being an exiled Cumbrian I was naturally drawn to a show set in my native homeland and even more so realising it was set on Derwent Water. A place I spent much of my youth and a couple of summers working when back home as a student.
The gigs are coming thick and fast in October and this was the first of three gigs this week!
Although it has been a long time between drinks since we last visited Dead Cat back in December, it remains one of our favourite nights. The regular gig plays host to some of the best alternative acts on the circuit and conducts itself at the wonderful Labyrinth of a pub, the wonderfully quirky Sandbar.